How do you do, fellow kids?
Steve Buscemi had some thoughts about the latest viral “deepfake” video that’s been moving around. You know the one: It’s Steve Buscemi’s face creepily glued onto Jennifer Lawrence’s body.
Speaking to Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, a befuddled Buscemi deadpanned, “I’ve never gazed better.” He included, “It manufactures me sad that someone invested this is something that hour on that.”
The evolution of deepfakes, applying AI to create realistic videos of things that never actually happened, is a vexing new tendency. The Buscemi/ Lawrence combo is one of the more light-hearted instances of a personality deepfake, since it’s strictly for amusement. But there’s a legitimate is concerned that these types of videos could be used for more nefarious purposes.
At least in this case, though, we can all have a weary giggle, just like Buscemi.